Season 7 of New Girl is definitely a go, and although the cast isn’t back on set just yet, Zooey Deschanel, who plays the show’s lead, Jessica Day, revealed there is one new member of the New Girl family that will be on set when filming begins.
Last month, Deschanel hosted the Baby2Baby Baby Carnival in Los Angeles in honor of National Diaper Need Awareness Week (presented by Huggies), and although the focus was on the importance of diapers for all families, the actress did chat a little bit about New Girl’s seventh and final season. The biggest — and cutest — reveal is that her son will be hanging out on set this season.
“I’ll bring my little one,” Deschanel told People at the event about her special set visitor, which will be son Charlie, who is five months old. Deschanel has previously brought her daughter Elsie, who is two years old to set, but this time around she’ll already be in school.
“My older one, she’s 2, so she’s in preschool,” Deschanel explained. “She’s very social, so she loves it.”
Deschanel is constantly aware that time moves fast with your children, so having them with her on set is a big bonus for her. Even though the Elf star is only bringing one of her two children to work this season, she is thrilled to be coming back for one more season full of fun… especially since she’s approaching it like senior year in high school.
“You know, it’s gonna be like senior year, which was fun,” she exclusively told HollywoodLife at the same Baby2Baby event in September. “So I’m assuming that it will be fun. I’m excited about it.”
Although her adorable children haven’t actually been on New Girl, having them join Deschanel on set throughout her time on the comedy is such a sweet thing. Plus, who doesn’t like having babies around?
PS: Since Schmidt and CeCe were expecting a baby the last time we saw them, maybe having Charlie around on set will inspire their performances as new parents for season 7!
New Girl is set to return for its final season sometime in 2018 on FOX.
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